The elegant logo of Lift Engineering of Cradley Heath introduces this privately owned family-led business employing local people at each operating base and with active apprentice and work experience schemes which have remained unaffected by global economic difficulties. Key to their growth and success is their confidence in the market’s reaction to investment that delivers continuous improvement in all that they do.
They are one of a handful of independent UK lift companies able to design and manufacture their own product. New lifts are built at their West Midlands HQ in a 25,000ft2 manufacturing plant. More than 70% of the structure of their lifts are built there.
Other parts, such as control panels, drive units and door operating systems, are sourced from carefully chosen open protocol units from UK manufacturers and suppliers which conform to their stringent in-house design office specifications.
Lift Engineering has contracts with major national retailers, local authorities, housing associations, finance and petro chemical companies alongside private organisations and individuals. They provide a comprehensive 24 hour 365 days per week emergency support facility operated by a fully manned central helpdesk.
One of the firm’s highlights was a visit from the mayor of Sandwell, Keith Davies, whose account of the tour is recorded in detail on his website. He met MD David Haywood and his brother Wayne, the production director, who took him round the offices and factory and introduced him to the staff. The week before, at an awards ceremony, the mayor had given an award to Alex Shaw, one of the apprentices who worked at the factory. Mayor Davies expressed his recognition of the company’s contributions to the local economy.
Lift Engineering is yet another West Midlands privately owned family-led manufacturing company to be featured on this website.